TechQ: Android, Nokia 8, BlackBerry, iPad Pro 10.5 & More

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1. Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Review: The Most Impressive Workhorse Tablet

The 10.5-inch display is bright and sharp. 
The 10.5-inch display is bright and sharp.  (Photo: The Quint/@2shar)

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro is refinement on the original in almost every perceptible fashion, and is the tablet for those who want the best and are willing to pay the hefty price of admission for it.

With apps that are slowing taking advantage of the iPad’s power and impending operating software upgrades, the iPad Pro is quite frankly the most impressive tablet money can buy.

Read the review here.

2. Nokia 5 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 4: Legacy Versus ‘The Game Changer’

The Nokia 5 has been launched only in one variant in India
The Nokia 5 has been launched only in one variant in India (Photo: The Quint)

If we were doing this shoot a couple of years ago, you would have already picked the Nokia phone as a winner. That’s the reputation Nokia ‘had’.

This is 2017 and now, even Nokia has to battle it out with companies that didn’t even exist in India 4 to 5 years ago. That’s what it has come down to for Nokia.

But, despite loosing out on a bit of sheen, the HMD Global, the real brain behind the new Nokia phones, is really backing the new portfolio of Nokia Android smartphones. And since the Nokia 5 is the current hot property in India, we’ll tout it against one of the best in the market, the Redmi Note 4.

Read the story here.

3. BlackBerry KEYone Review: The ‘Key’ To Better Smartphone Security

The BlackBerry KEYone  comes with android Nougat 7.1.1
The BlackBerry KEYone comes with android Nougat 7.1.1 (Photo: The Quint)

A few years ago, you would have been able to spot a BlackBerry phone from a mile out. Now you wouldn’t be able to tell it apart from the rest of the phones available today.

The recent years haven’t been that hunky-dory for BB (BlackBerry) since the Chinese invasion began.

Many thought that Android was the missing piece of the puzzle from BB’s portfolio. But after BB’s first Android device, the Priv didn’t garner much attention and their full touchscreen DTEK series also disappeared off the radar pretty quick.

Read The Quint review here to know if this BlackBerry is worth the buck.

4. Nokia 8, Flagship Android Comes Out Blazing: Price, Specs & More

Nokia 8 is a flagship contender, but can it stand against the giants? 
Nokia 8 is a flagship contender, but can it stand against the giants?  (Photo Courtesy: HMD Global)

Carl Zeiss is back, and so is Nokia, in the flagship segment. HMD Global has unveiled the Nokia 8 high-end smartphone, that packs dual cameras at the back, and will be seen running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-box.

The phone has been priced at 599 Euros (Rs 45,000 approx) and is expected to launch in India by October this year. But more than anything else, Nokia is finally back in the big game, looking to compete with giants like Samsung and Apple in the global market.

Read the story here.

5. Phone in Flames? Here’s How to Save Yourself From Burning Pockets

Galaxy Note 7 isn’t the only victim of battery explosions lately. 
Galaxy Note 7 isn’t the only victim of battery explosions lately.  (Photo Courtesy: Androidcommunity)

Another case of a phone explosion has popped up in the news this week, and this time, the victim at-large was a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 owner. This is one of the top-selling phones in the country in 2017, but apparently it can still burst into flames.

The company is looking into the matter right now, to ascertain the cause of the battery going up in flames.

However, for us, as a phone user, here are some measures which, if taken, could ensure you don’t have to contend with a burning phone inside your pocket. Read the story here to know more.